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Feb 17, 2013 8:30am PST
. >> reporter: and if we do get hit, 20 extraordinary hinge- type beams absorb the energy of the quake. they may get damaged but the adjoining bridge segments should survive. >> it is first time anyone in the world has used this. >> reporter: it appears the bumpers and beams won't eliminate quake damage but the beams should be usable after a big one. >> you may not be going 70 miles per hour talking on your cell phone, but the bridge, you will be able to drive across it. that is the goal. >> reporter: don't forget, by the way, that the point of this -- you think it is a new bridge. it is not a new bridge. this whole thing is a seismic retro fit project. the point is not that all of these fancy new engineering things which really are quite brilliant means the bridge will survive a massive earthquake unscathed, it will be damaged but the measure is after a significant earthquake you would be able to still drive across it, even if you are only driving at 15 miles per hour. that is the standard of success. it will get damage but it should stand. >> the interesting thing i find in all of ou
Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
face on the public support for clean energy and opposition to the dirty keystone xl pipeline. >> about 40 demonstrators will be going to a similar protest in washington, d.c. the president said earlier this year he would push that pipeline through, but sounded more cautious in his state of the union address last week. >>> a warning tonight about an explosion in door-to-door sales men in the south bay. neighbors said they had 80 calls about the unwanted magazine sales since january. they are from out of state and are required to get permits. there's been a recent rash of burglaries in this city, but they have new evidence that they are linked. >>> and no love to people in an upscale peninsula neighborhood on valentine's day. two homes were hit within hours of each other in hillsboro on thursday. thieves broke into one home through the front door and an unlocked window at the other house a short time later. police are asking people to be vigilant and call them if they see anything suspicious in the morning. >>> the excessive absences by bart workers are costing the agency in ov
Feb 18, 2013 10:00pm PST
nearly $100,000 a year in energy bills. but when darkness fell, some people felt there were prisoners in their own neighborhood. >> it is kind of scary because you can't always see what's going on. and because we are, you know, we don't want to be too far from the house because it was dark. >> reporter: the blackout caused problems. >> we have seen a rise in graffiti in certain areas. a lot of property crime. one thing that the streets are relying on is streets from the property. it's not acceptable. we need street lights to get turned back on. >> reporter: they will eventually bring all the lights back on. they will be fazed in at around it 00 -- 200 lights a moh. >> we have a rising crime problem. we need to do everything we can to put a damper on it and turning lights on is the simplest way to start. >> reporter: city leaders figure it'll take four months to get all 900 lights back on. and they do cause some of those lights to keep going out. live in san jose, linda yee, cbs news 5. >>> learning new details about what motivated sandy hook school shooter adam lanza. bob orr tells us
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
energy had been detonated at ground level, instead of ten miles up, it would have probably leveled a -- every single building in an area the size of chicago. >> reporter: local officials say the explosion injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over russia. now crews are trying to find fragments in a lake about 50 miles from the town. scientists say an event of this magnitude happens about once every hundred years but they say it's not uncommon for meteors to impact the planet more often. >> we are hit by about 100 tons of space debris every day. >> reporter: the explosion in russia and an asteroid that just missed earth has people looking up. late friday, some in the san francisco bay area reported seeing a fireball streaking through the sky. experts say it was likely another meteor. but the three events are unrelated. tatiana anderson for cbs news. >>> for thousands of passengers aboard carnival triumph it was a giant relief when the disabled ship finally pulled into an alabama port thursday and while the nightma
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